Release Date: September 13, 2011
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo is one of the best universities in the country, according to the annual "Best Colleges" rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.
UB is ranked No. 54 among all public universities in the U.S. and is No. 111 among both public and private universities in the country. With the ranking, UB again earns the distinction as one of the nation's "Best National Universities," according to U.S. News and World Report.
UB moved up nine spots among all universities and four spots among public universities, compared to last's year report. More than 1,500 of the country's four-year colleges and universities were considered by U.S. News for the rankings in a handful of categories.
Also earning a top ranking was UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which rose eight spots to No. 57 among the nation's best undergraduate engineering programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. UB's School of Management earned a best business school ranking: No. 81 among all undergraduate business programs nationwide and higher than any other SUNY business school.
"We're always pleased when the educational opportunities and experiences we provide our students are recognized as among the best nationwide," said Harvey G. Stenger Jr., UB's interim provost. "We strive to provide our students with great teaching, access to world-class educational resources and opportunities to perform research alongside renowned scholars."
UB's national ranking was boosted by its academic reputation score, according to U.S. News. Academic reputation is heavily weighted in the rankings, and is based on national surveys of presidents, provosts and admissions directors, as well as high school counselors. The university also scored well in student selectivity, and student retention and graduation rates.
The rankings are available at http://www.usnews.com.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.